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Looking for premixed fast set for large tiles (24"x24") Where can I buy this ?

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Looking for premixed fast set for large tiles (24"x24") Where can I buy this ?

This is for a wall but I will probably be using the same for floor (12x24)
I checked HD in the store and all they have for premixed is for smaller tiles
Trying to save a trip to Lowes and Rona, asking here as I am not able to find the items on line
Do they have anything premixed ?
Any other sources ?

Thanks you in advance
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[OP]
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lamin wrote: https://www.homedepot.ca/search?autoSug ... q=omnigrip

Says you can use it on floors, but I wouldn’t.
Can be used with tile up to 15 in.
As I said, I was in person in HD and I could not find anything premixed
They have the bagged cement that needs mixing but I am not interested in that one
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Omnigrip is available at Home Depot. It is a mastic though. Are you doing a shower?
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yes a shower
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Mastic is organic and can't be used in a shower. You really only have one choice here and that's bagged thinset. Anything else isn't going to really work well or last.
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Yes I learned that (that that is the only choice) in the mean time :-(
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Manufacturer says Omnigrip can be used for shower surround, although limited to 15”. Most of those premixed products says alternative to thinset.

Why does op not want to use regular thinset that needs to be mixed? Mixing is the easy part. Only benefit I can see the with premix stuff is probably not having the time limitation.
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doing this for the first time, I am afraind that I might not get the right mix
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Mixing is pretty simple. Mostly just simple math.

Basically you are NOT going to use a full 50 pound back at one time. So get a bathroom scale and weight the bag. Then measure out how much you want (or think you want) then weigh the bag again. Now simply divide the weight left by the original weight, then take this fraction and multiply it by the amount of water the bag says to use (they always give you amounts for the full bag). Now just measure out that water into a bucket, and mix. Follow the mixing instructions (including all the wait times and such) and you should be fine.
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I would be more scared using premix for 24x24 tiles... as they are not meant for tiles that big..
Atleast your not like me an put 24x48 tile in my bathroom !! :D
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Yes I asked around and I know that the premix is not for LHTs
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